The JeepJazz Project is the creation of Shane 'the doctor' Faber. A producer and engineer on the New York hiphop scene since 1986, the doctor has worked with Queen Latifah, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers and many others. He produced and mixed the Grammy winning debut album from Digable Planets in 1993. Shane has a degree in jazz guitar from the University of Miami(Fla) where his classmates included Pat Metheny, Bruce Hornsby, Jaco Pastorious and Phyllis Hyman. The harmonic anarchy of the hiphop world is what originally attracted his attention as well as the process of using samplers, sequencers and computers to make music. Shane says, "Making hiphop records greatly expanded my sonic arsenal. I can play, I can program, I can sample, I can synthesize... I have much more freedom to create new sounds." The group was born in late 1996 when Shane was asked to write some acid jazzy tracks for Lady Kier of DeLite. Soon after, Lady K did a 180 and decided she wanted jungle tracks instead. With the help of friend and fellow musician/programmer, De Harris, they continued writing tracks together and ultimately 12 became the first JeepJazz CD, "Digital Flavor on the Sonic Frontier". The second CD, "More Melodic Debris" contains 13 new tracks and was released in Dec. 1999.